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French A level at Chancellor's School

Course description

Main topics covered

AS Media ( TV advertising, new technologies ), Popular Culture ( Cinema, Music, Fashion ), healthy Lifestyle( sport, well-being, holidays ), Family & Relationships ( family, friends and marriage / co-habitation, civil partnerships)

A2 The environment, The Multi-cultural society, Contemporary Social Issues and two cultural topics on the theme typically of a French painter, a period of French History and a novel or collection of poems.

Course content

Unit 1 Listening, Reading and Essay Writing ( taken in May of Year 12 )

Unit 2 Oral ( taken in May of Year 12 )

Unit 3 Listening , Reading , Writing ( taken in June of Year 13 )

Unit 4 Oral ( taken in May of Year 13 )


Transition – Summer work is set on the school website for prospective A-level students.

AS - One assessment after each unit. One mock will take place in November / December and one in February.

A2 - One assessment after each unit ( Listening and Reading to be assessed in class ). One writing assignment on the cultural topic will take place in March then a second writing assignment on Un sac de billes will take place around April / May.

Oral exams for AS and A2 take place in May.

Further information

Additional Resources:

French Assistant from beginning October to end May to assist with classes, help with the A-level course and, in particular, to talk French to GCSE students and to give extra speaking and grammar tuition to the A-level students

French Literature Library

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chancellor's School directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • FROM THE NORTH - Take the A1(M) to Hatfield. Exit at Junction 3 and take A1001 signposted Welham Green, then join the A1000 to Potters Bar. After 2 miles at Brookmans Park (transmitting station on left) turn right into George's Wood Road (almost opposite B158, Kentish Lane). After 100 yards turn right into Pine Grove, then after 600 yards left (Signposted) to Chancellor's School.

      FROM M25/SOUTH - From the M25 exit at Junction 24 to Potters Bar. Take the A1000 signposted Hatfield. After about 2.5 miles take a left turn into George's Wood Road (just before B158, Kentish Lane). After 100 yards turn right into Pine Grove, then after 600 yards left (Signposted) to Chancellor's School.